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James Innes

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Dr. J Robert Innes, was awarded a PhD in Materials Science by the University of Manchester in 2019. During which he worked at the National Graphene Institute, reinforcing elastomer matrices with graphene related materials in order to targetspecific industrial problems, research jointly funded by the EPSRC and BP. He developed expertise in mechanical characterisation, Raman spectroscopy and AFM whilst investigating graphene nanoplatelets and their corresponding elastomer nanocomposites.From 2019-Current, he has been working at the Polymer IRC on an EPSRC funded Low Carbon project investigating the processing of difficult to recycle polymers and elastomers. The research has so far demonstrated that compatibility between polymers and recyclates can be enhanced by reactive extrusion using twin screw extruders, publication pending.Characterisation of devulcanized ground tyre rubber has been an important element of the current work plan, with a view to producing recycled elastomers closer to virgin-like materials.


Elastomers, Thermoplastic vulcanizates, Recycling, Circular Economy, Polymer nanocomposites, Devulcanization, Revulcanization


There are 2 publications involving or that are attributed to Mr James Innes.

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Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
Breakage of carbon nanotube agglomerates within polypropylene matrix by solid phase die drawing 2020 Journal of Applied Polymer Science Lin X.;Gong M.;Innes J.;Spencer P.;Coates P.;Korde S. 0021-8995 10.1002/app.49742
Effect of solid-state shear milled natural rubber particle size on the processing and dynamic vulcanization of recycled waste into thermoplastic vulcanizate 2022 Sustainable Materials and Technologies not known J. R. Innes, B. Shriky, S. Allan, X. Wang, M. Hebda, P. Coates, B. Whiteside, H. Benkreira, P. Caton-Rose, C. H. Lu, Q. Wang, A. Kelly Elsevier